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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,704Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$2.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

913 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

1% of this provider’s 902 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

16% of this provider’s 913 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 913 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$117 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$2.8M

2014

$2.67M

2015

$2.78M

2016

Number of Claims

20,913

2014

20,329

2015

23,704

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,113

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,108

prescriptions.

243

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,073

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,073

prescriptions.

240

patients, 26% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 831

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

831

prescriptions.

170

patients, 19% of all patients

3 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 776

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

170

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
BYSTOLIC 687

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

5 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
XARELTO 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

7 16
CLOPIDOGREL 527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
NEXIUM 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

9 65
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

10 42
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

11 53
ATENOLOL 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

12 13
VALSARTAN 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

13 21
METFORMIN HCL 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

14 25
ALLOPURINOL 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

15 45
LIDOCAINE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

16 85
FUROSEMIDE 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

17 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

18 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

19 27
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

10 19 155
CARVEDILOL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

21 10
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

22 147
JANUVIA 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

23 54
CILOSTAZOL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

24 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

25 17
CRESTOR 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

26 15
RALOXIFENE HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

27 90
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

28 60
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

29 18
MEMANTINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

30 140
GLIMEPIRIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

31 71
ELIQUIS 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

32 12
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

33 136
OMEPRAZOLE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

34 23
COLCHICINE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

34 221
DONEPEZIL HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

36 79
MELOXICAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

37 91
ZETIA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

38 28
RANEXA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 26
JANUMET 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 133
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

41 75
LISINOPRIL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

42 8
PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

43 100
TRADJENTA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 141
VOLTAREN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

45 115
MECLIZINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

45 96
GABAPENTIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

47 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

48 149
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

10 48 250
COLCRYS 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 284
WARFARIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 11
CELECOXIB 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

52 158
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

53 122
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

53 14
FENOFIBRATE* 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

55 98
AZITHROMYCIN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

A 56 63
AMMONIUM LACTATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

57 150
METFORMIN HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 66
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

58 6
FINASTERIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

60 76
MULTAQ 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 81
AMIODARONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

62 39
BENICAR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 51
TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 99
JARDIANCE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 214
NIFEDIPINE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

66 43
SYMBICORT 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

67 143
RAMIPRIL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

69 40
RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 74
FAMOTIDINE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 69
VASCEPA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 118
SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

73 22
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 190
GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 95
DIGOXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 20
FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 167
PRADAXA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 36
PROAIR HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

80 146
PROCTOZONE-HC 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

81 209
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 173
DIGOX 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 68
CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 72
LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

85 177
DUTASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 236
PROLIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

87 249
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

88 221
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 110
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 90 139
NIACIN ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

90 207
NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 92 160
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

94 86
TELMISARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 152
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 96 217
FARXIGA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 97 286
MOMETASONE FUROATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

97 216
ULORIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 189
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 100 151
ONGLYZA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 100 297
FLUOCINONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

100 300
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 198
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on March 13, 2018.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.